Lauren Rice


Player profile

  • Year Sophomore
  • Hometown Morrison, Ill.
  • Last School Missouri
  • High School Morrison
  • Position Pitcher
  • Height 5-5
  • B/T R/R


  • NFCA Third Team All-Midwest Region (2019)


  • Started 18 games in her 28 appearances in the circle
  • Finished the season with a 16-4 record
  • Had a 2.74 ERA, 39 strikeouts and a .290 against average over 104.2 innings of work
  • Tossed three complete games, had one shutout and recorded a save
  • Made her Buckeye debut and earned the starting nod in the season opener vs. George Mason (2/8)
  • Picked up her first win with five innings of one-hit, three-strikeout ball against the Patriots for 7-0 victory (2/8)
  • Recorded her first complete-game win in a 6-0 shutout of Duke with three strikeouts
  • Tallied a career-high five strikeouts in 4.2 innings of work against Seattle (3/8)
  • Earned her first save as a Buckeye after limiting NIU to one hit in two innings of relief (3/10)
  • Picked up two relief wins and did not allow a run in seven innings of work against No. 22 Indiana (3/22-23)
  • Went 2-0 at Maryland after 10 innings in the circle and seven strikeouts
  • Earned a relief win after 3.1 innings of two-hit ball at Pitt (4/3)
  • Did not allow a run in 5.2 innings on her way to a 2-0 win against Rutgers (4/5)
  • Pitched five innings of one-run ball with two strikeouts in win at Penn State (4/9)
  • Tossed a four-inning two-hit shutout against Iowa (5/4)


  • Spent the 2018 season at Missouri, where she immediately stepped in as a first-year hurler
  • Led the Tigers in wins (12), ERA (3.25), appearances (35), games started (23), complete games (7), shutouts (3), combined shutouts (5), saves (2), innings pitched (146.2), strikeouts (86) and batting average against (.256)
  • Tossed a season-best seven innings on four occasions, highlighted by two complete game victories on the road at Arkansas and No. 5 Georgia
  • Runner-up for Freshman Female Athlete of the Year


  • Three-time All-State selection
  • Unanimous First Team All-Big Rivers Conference and Dispatch/Argus All-Area selection as a senior
  • 2017 Sauk Valley Softball Player of the Year
  • PGF High School All-American
  • Pitched a perfect game and three consecutive no-hitters in 2015
  • Played club ball for the Quad City Firebirds 99 and Chicago Beverly Bandits
  • Won the 18U PGF Nationals with Firecrackers-Rico


  • Daughter of Larry and Kristy Rice
  • Has a sister, Grace